Columbia River Fisheries Program Office
Pacific Region

Joe Skalicky

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Joe is a Fishery Biologist for the Water Management and Evaluation Team at the Columbia River Fisheries Program Office in Vancouver, Washington.  Joe graduated from Washington State University in 1994 with a degree in Zoology.  His professional interests and studies center on large riverine processes, the underlying habitats, contributing anthropogenic issues and specifically how they interact and affect focal fishes and aquatic ecosystem issues.  Other interests and research include monitoring and evaluating the effects of dam or dike removal on riverine systems and/or coastal estuaries and the application of remote sensing techniques and tools to conduct relevant assessments.  Recent and present research includes assessing the varying effects of current and alternate dam operations on salmonid spawning and rearing habitats through a combination of various hydraulic, habitat and GIS tools.

Research Interests

Assessing and modeling aquatic habitats
Hydrodynamic processes
Remote sensing techniques and tools
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Selected Publications

Skalicky, J.J. 2008. Identification and Assessment of Fall Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) Spawning Populations below The Dalles, John Day and McNary Dams. 2001-2006 Annual Report for Redd Surveys to the Bonneville Power Administration, Portland, Oregon

Anglin, D.R., Haeseker, S.L., Skalicky, J.J., Schaller, H., Tiffan, K.F., Hatten, J.R., Hoffarth, P., Nugent, J., Benner, D., Yoshinaka, M. 2006. Effects of hydropower operations on spawning habitat, rearing habitat, and stranding/entrapment mortality of fall Chinook salmon in the Hanford Reach of the Columbia River. Final Report. Columbia River Fisheries Program Office, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Vancouver, Washington.

Tiffan, K.F., D.W. Rondorf, and J.J. Skalicky. 2005. Diel spawning behavior of chum salmon in the Columbia River. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 134:892-900.

Tiffan, K.F., D.W. Rondorf, and J.J. Skalicky. 2004. Imaging fall Chinook salmon redds in the Columbia River with a dual-frequency identification sonar. North American Journal of Fisheries Management. 24:1421–1426

To contact Joe, please call 360.604.2500 or email

Last updated: February 14, 2012
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